Archives of American Art

History of the Photographic Society of Philadelphia : a paper read before the Photographic Society, December 3, 1883 / by John C. Browne

Collection ID:
Browne, John C., 1838-1919
Physical Description:
17 Pages
(on partial microfilm reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Browne describes a January, 1860 meeting convened to discuss the formation of the Society. He lists officers Constant Guillou, Fairman Rogers, S. Fisher Corlies, Coleman Sellers, and Frederick Graff; early photographic developments such as the globe lens, dry plates, and magnesium light; excursions made, an 1867 exhibit of prints by Salomon and Reutlinger; and a list of members from 1862-1883.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Established 1862.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 3658 available at Archives of American Art offices, through interlibrary loan and at the Free Library of Philadelphia.
Reproduction Note
Existence and Location of Originals
Original in: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1985 by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

More Information
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint)
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint)
Philadelphia, Pa.: Photographic Society of Philadelphia, 1884.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Photography -- Societies, etc. -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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